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The Summit Tours: National Indoor Arena, Croke Park and Etihad Skyline

More than just a conference, TheStadiumBusiness Summit incoporates unique venue tours and one-off experiences. We pull together our huge network of venue leaders to offer our attendees technical tours that are not your ‘run of the mill’ tourist visits, delving into the inner-workings of the world’s greatest sports venues. For 2017 we have partnered with the likes of Sports Campus Ireland, KSS Architects and Croke Park to bring you a fantastic tour schedule, included free of charge to all registered delegates.


photos courtesty of KSS

17.00-18.30 VENUE TOUR [optional] National Indoor Arena
A unique technical tour of Dublin’s brand new National Indoor Arena. Delegates will have the chance to go behind the scenes at this world-class, award-winning sports performance centre at the heart of Ireland’s National Sports Campus.

Tour Arrival – 5pm – NIA Meeting Room

  • Meet & greet with the tour team in Meeting room in the National Indoor Training Centre
  • Teas & Coffees on Arrival

Tour Briefing – 5.10pm – NIA Meeting Room

  • Introduction by Stephen Ryan
  • Introduction to the Indoor Arena
  • Presentation by KSS

Technical Tour – 5.30pm
Walking tour of:

  • National Indoor Training Centre
  • National Indoor Athletics Training Centre
  • National Gymnastics Training Centre

End of Tour – 6.30pm

Hosted by Sports Campus Ireland. Tour sponsor KSS Architects. If you can’t make this date, KSS is offering a futher tour at the end of Summit on Friday 23rd June (below). Advance reservation required. Further details and registration on booking.


photos courtesty of Croke Park

Tour total time: 1 hour & 15 mins
Start time: approx 6.15pm
Tour end: 7.30pm at the GAA museum

STADIUM TOUR [optional] Inside Croke Park
The management team of Croke Park – Europe’s fourth largest stadium – will be opening its doors (and expertise) to show delegates the very best in stadium operations.

*INCLUDING: ROOF CLIMB TOUR [optional] Etihad Skyline Tour
Lucky delegates will have the chance to climb the roof of Croke Park on its Etihad Skyline Tour offering unmatched panoramic city views and insights into Dublin’s celebrated landmarks, combined with the thrill of walking on top of one of Europe’s largest stadiums.

Tour highlights include:

  • Stand area “Ard Comhairle”
  • Big screen
  • Pitch side walk
  • Tunnels
  • Dressing rooms
  • Warm-up areas
  • Official Broadcast Area
  • Public area & catering units
  • Press Media Area
  • Skyline
  • GAA Museum


16.00-18.00 VENUE TOUR [optional] National Indoor Arena
For those that missed the pre-Summit tour, there’s a second chance to take a look inside Dublin’s brand new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena before you head home.
Hosted by Sports Campus Ireland. Tour sponsor KSS Architects. Advance reservation required. Further details and registration on booking.

Want to join the tours? Get yourself registered for the Summit and enjoy access to all our tours for FREE!

Numbers are limited. Advance reservation required. Further details on booking.

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